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SECTION 365 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 365 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 365 related FAQs
Whoever kidnaps or abducts any person with intent to cause that person to be secretly and wrongfully confined, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 365 in Simple Words

In the Indian Penal Code, anyone who kidnaps or abducts a person with the intention of secretly and wrongfully confining them can be punished with imprisonment for up to seven years and fined.

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Offence : Kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine a person


Punishment : 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class






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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 365 of IPC?

Anyone who kidnaps or takes someone with the intent of keeping them secretly and in an unjustified confinement is punishable by imprisonment for up to seven years. They may also be fined.


What is the 366 IPC?

Section 366: The section deals with acts that involve kidnapping a woman or abducting her with the intention of forcing her to marry someone against her will, or to force or seduce her into illicit sexual relations. This act can lead to a prison sentence of up to 10 years and a fine.